From Imagination To Publication

Monday, December 19, 2016


Seasons Within
Lele Iturrioz
(Acorn Publishing)
Publication date: December 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.
G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.
It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.
DUST. Everything was covered in dust and ashes.

Nádúr Noc, the main city of Terra was once beautiful and full of life. Not like that night, the night the darkness descended from the far land of Ifreann.

Now, the round city of Nádúr Noc was dark, burned, and destroyed.

Trees were no longer big and full of different green and golden, bright colors. The river Enosi, a river that surrounded the city with its peaceful crystalline water was now a rapid of blood and death. As for the sky, once bright and blue, it was now filled with dark smoke so thick, it made it nearly impossible to see the remains of the Zansèt Palace; a magnificent castle in the middle of the city made of pearls, flowers, rocks, and vines.

On that night, there was no music and laughter. The only thing anybody could hear were screams and the desolate pleas of the in-habitants. Fear, pain, and unimaginable loss.

This city wasn’t the ruins of any ordinary war, it was the ruins between the light side of nature and the darkest of evils. Beasts and other horrendous creatures destroyed everything that they came across. Killed everyone in their sight. Soulless creatures who lived to torture. Answering to no one, no one except Him, the one who owned the darkness. The one who hell itself was afraid of.

Author Bio:
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco.
I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within
I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Complete Children of the Gods Series Available on Audible!

Super excited that my whole series is available on Audible now. Maria Marquis is amazing as...well every character, but mostly as Elyse. I couldn't have dreamed up a better voice for my books. If you get a chance, take a listen :)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Author's Circle Awards - Accepting Submissions for 2016 Awards

We had a very fun and exciting weekend! Acorn Publishing is growing, and I'm so proud of the group of authors we represent. Holly and I made things official on Saturday and even opened our business account....ooooh, super professional!!

This whole thing started with a love for writing, and with that came a love for WRITERS. We live to help out our fellow authors and that's what Acorn Publishing is about. But the two of us are uber over-achievers and weren't satisfied with just ONE way to assist writers on their journey to become published. So....

We came up with the AUTHOR'S CIRCLE AWARDS!! Since our awards program is fairly new, unknown authors have a great chance of winning. Giving our fellow authors bright and beautiful gold seals to slap on their covers helps us and it helps them! Our company grows and the winners get recognition for their work. By announcing these winners, we get to advertise our company but also promote great books. It's a win win all around.

We're so excited that this Sunday Robyn Engel's book, A Woman on the Verge of Paradise, was featured in the LA Times Newspaper. How exciting is that?

If you're an author or know an author, we hope that you check out our Author's Circle Awards. Hey...maybe even never know :)